Let's Share With Others
Discusses dividing things, taking turns, sharing through words and expression, and doing things together as essentials of fair play and thoughtfulness.
Ken Smith sez: This film is an excellent window on the weird fifties concept of profit through communal living. Young "Jimmy Blake" has a lemonade stand that he wants to run all by himself, even though the narrator warns us that "when we share things there is often more for everybody." Sure enough, Jimmy's off-the-job responsibilities start cutting into his lemonade sales and he quickly realizes that the way to success is through shared effort. Jimmy calls in his friends to help and soon "EVERYONE is having fun. Sharing with others certainly is a good idea, isn't it?"
This may not be a very exciting film to watch, but its equating of "fun" with profit, "sharing" with a business, and group action with popularity make it worth viewing. "Learn to share with others. You'll like it. Your friends will like you, too!"
LEMONADE STAND CONFORMITY SHARING COOPERATION
Subject: A Kid's Primer on Collectivism
How appropos that they show 4 kids fighting over one dradle.
Anyway, this Jimmy kid IS an example of ADD - first one I've ever seen. Notice how shelving those books (and all the excitement that attended that process) suddenly and out of the blue morphed into a lemonade stand? Talk about a dizzying turnabout. I was waiting to see more about those books.
Anyways, cute kids, nice looking mon, dippy looking UPS guy (or whatever they called it in those days.) But honestly, a federally employed postal worker telling a kid how to run a private business? The train got off the tracks there.
Subject: Nice little 1950 film for children
Subject: More like 'Let's Take Advantage Of Our Friends"
Subject: Don't share cooties
Gets a little abstract when it starts to include the mailman sharing the work of delivering the mail, and people sharing the sidewalk.
Subject: A kids primer on shares of stock... or is it? The answer is yes. And by yes I mean not really. Or is that just what I want you to think?